Launceston is home to some spectacular & historically significant architecture. See some of the best of it with this free, self-guided walking tour.
As Australia's third oldest European settlement, established in 1806 (The first being Sydney in 1788, the second Hobart in 1803), Launceston's city centre is home to many beautifully preserved and historically significant buildings. Cameron Street in particular hosts many fine examples of historic architecture, from the Crown Mill to the Launceston Post Office and clock tower.
Cya on the Road is an organisation that hosts self-guided tours made by locals and curated by their team on their app (available via Google Play or the App Store, via link above). Their Launceston walks take participants on an adventure through the city and through time; it’s a mostly flat route with footpaths throughout and plenty of cafes to stop at, perfect for grandparents and kids.
This really is a fantastic winter activity for anyone who would like to know more about the history of our beloved Launceston- and the best part is that there's no restrictive tour times, no other tour party members to bother you, and you can take it at your own pace to soak in all the history you want, as fast or as slow as you want. Try it out for yourself!
Launceston Post Office
Hotel Grand Chancellor
The Mills Building
Former Commercial Bank of Tasmania
The D&W Murray Building
Old Brisbane Arcade
The Princess Theatre
Former Majestic Theatre